The world is reacting to the International Association of Athletics Federation’s controversial rule regulating testosterone levels in female athletes, which will come into effect on 8 May. This comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in the federation’s favour in a landmark case filed by Caster Semenya, the South African 800m Olympic champion.
Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have discouraged girls from swimming, even when they live their lives surrounded by water. This has been true for the female inhabitants of Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island. Now the Panje Project is breaking the mold to teach women and girls swimming and aquatic safety.
A creative school in Nigeria has come up with an affordable solution to solving a serious traffic issue. O2 Academy in Lagos designs 3D zebra crossing to reduce road accidents involving school children.
A prestigious literary award has been instituted to honour the late Nigerian intellectual Pius Adesanmi.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
This is the age we live in, and it is crucial that fact-checkers be in place to help media consumers guard against falsehood
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
The question of whether heightened testosterone confers an advantage for some female athletes remains contentious.
The Mr and Miss Autism Kenya pageant is an event that is helping to bridge the existing gap in awareness and education on autism. By alleviating the stigma associated with the condition, parents will feel more inclined to get their children diagnosed early, thus increasing the chances of successful intervention.